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Better Hospitals, Better Health Systems: The Urgency of a Hospital Agenda

February 2015 cgdev; Abstract As the global community shifts to meet the challenge of universal health care (UHC), the new priorities and imperatives facing emerging economies will require attention and investment. Climbing costs, the rapid escalation of chronic diseases, emergence of complex morbidities and poly-morbidities, relentless urbanization, and the expanding …

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ZIMBABWE: Shortage of Health Workers Threatens Health Delivery

February 2015 KC Teams; Stakeholders in the health sector are concerned over the limited number of health workers in Zimbabwe which is threatening the health delivery system and in particular HIV-related issues. Itai Rusike, executive director for non-governmental organisation Community Working Group on Health, said the number of village health …

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WHO Director-General address the Executive Board

February 2015 WHO DG; Mister Chairman, distinguished members of the Executive Board, Excellencies, colleagues in the UN system, ladies and gentlemen, We are meeting at a time of profound economic, social, and demographic transitions in a world in turmoil from multiple causes. Social inequalities have increased, with more of total …

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ASIA: Death rides a Moto

February 2015   FP; On a typically steamy afternoon in Phnom Penh, Chhay Hour, a 26-year-old engineer who works for Cambrew, Cambodia’s largest brewery, has been bargaining hard for a used Honda in the capital’s Prampi Makara district, known for its hundreds of used motorcycle shops. This will be his first …

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Constituency for Africa Holds Forum and Brainstorm on the African Healthcare Infrastructure Challenge in the African Union Mission in Washington, DC

February 2015 CFAnetwork; The Constituency for Africa (CFA) convened their first Africa Healthcare Infrastructure Forum on February 6 held at the Africa Union Mission in Washington, DC. The ground-breaking forum was led by CFA Founder & President, Melvin Foote, brought together world-renowned healthcare and medical professionals, corporate executives and high-ranking …

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Post-2015 and FFD3: Debates Begin, Political Lines Emerge

February 2015 SocialWatch; 2015 is a pivotal year. The post-2015 sustainable de­velopment agenda currently being drafted is premised on the reality that the present model of development is not working, given worsening in­equalities and straining planetary boundaries. All countries and peoples—and the planet on which we depend–have the right to …

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